Courses for Cutters

Courses available through the Coast Guard Afloat Education Program:

ART C100 - Art History and Appreciation 1 (3.0 Credits/SH)
A multi-cultural survey of art from prehistoric times to Renaissance period, stressing the basic principles of art. Also, introduction to form and content and the media and methods of the visual arts. Illustrated lectures, reading and study of related exhibitions. This is a required course for Art Majors. Advisory: Required for Art majors; Associate Degree credit course.
Instructor: Eric Leffler, 

ASTR C100 - Introduction to Astronomy (3.0 Credits/SH)
Origin, characteristics, and evolution of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Historical milestones in the science of astronomy from ancient astronomers to the space probes of today. Consideration of the future of astronomical research and current theories in astronomy.
Instructor: Kenneth Ostrowski,

BIOL C100 - Introduction to Biology (3.0 Credits/SH)
Biology for non-science majors. A general study of the basic concepts of biology including the human body and the environment. Emphasis on the characteristics of plant and animal life, human body systems, health, genetics, and the interaction of organisms in their environment.
Instructor: Randall Warwick,

BUS C120 - Personal Finance (3.0 Credits/SH)
Personal Finance teaches students the fundamentals of financial planning as well as development of an understanding of the social, psychological, and physiological contexts that influence decision making. Personal Finance provides comprehensive coverage of the role of money in students’ lives and personal financial planning in the areas of money management, stress management, healthcare, career planning, taxes, consumer credit, debt, insurance, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. The course provides financial planning tools enabling students to identify and evaluate choices that lead to long-term financial security and a healthy lifestyle and to develop an understanding of their connection with money and the consequences of their decisions.
Instructor: Ted Ondracek,

GEOL C105 - General Geology (3.0 Credits/SH)
A study of the composition and structure of the earth and the internal and external processes that modify the crust and the surface. Rock and mineral formation, geologic hazards, resource discovery, and uses will be covered.
Instructor: Kelly Ruppert,

HIST C180 - Western Civilization 1 (3.0 Credits/SH)  
A study of the development of western culture from the earliest beginnings to 1550 with an emphasis upon the impact of philosophical, social, and economic factors upon western civilization.
Instructor: Todd Menzing,

HIST C185 - Western Civilization 2 (3.0 Credits/SH)
A survey of the development of present day Western society from 1550 to the present, the course will emphasis the cultural, and socio-economic changes wrought by the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution, industrialization and imperialism.
Instructor: Todd Menzing,

HUM C135 - History and Appreciation of the Cinema (3.0 Credist/SH)
This course explores the world of cinema. Content includes film theory, appreciation and criticism, narrative devices and techniques, the movie-making industry, and film’s influence on culture. Among other genres, the rom-com, musical, gangster, western, action, epic, foreign, independent, animated, and documentary will be critiqued. Students also learn the terminology of cinematography.
Instructor: Adrian Windsor,

MRSC C100 - Introduction to Marine Science (3.0 Credits/SH)
A general study of the marine environment. Examines the chemical, biological and geological properties of the sea, the sea as a natural resource and its geo-political and economic impact.
Instructor: Michael Curtis,

MS C100 - Business Organization and Management (3.0 Credits/SH)
Business Organization and Management is a course designed to provide a comprehensive review of the role of management in the current business environment. Students will be introduced to the terminology, theories, and principles that make up the core of business management. The 21st Century workplace is undergoing dramatic changes. Organizations are reinventing themselves for speed, efficiency, and flexibility and are creating a strategic advantage with customer-focused leadership. Teams are becoming the basic organizational building block with increased emphasis on employee participation and empowerment.
Instructor: Rick Lockwood,

MCOM C100 - Introduction to Mass Communications (3.0 Credits/SH)
A study and analysis of the major media: newspapers, magazines, radio, and television covering how they function and affect society.
Instructor: Michael Carlucci,

PHIL C100 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 Credits/SH)
This course provides an introduction to the main ideas, methods, and problems of philosophy. Topics include the nature of philosophy and reality, questions of human nature and free will, relationship between mind and body, the question of God, sources of knowledge, and personal and social ethics. Multicultural and feminist issues are woven into traditional Western material, including contributions from India (Hinduism and Buddhism), China (Confucianism), Japan (Zen Buddhism), and Native American philosophy, among others.
Instructor: Ted Barnes,

PHIL C120 - Ethics (3.0 Credits/SH)
This course examines morality, values, and representative ethical theories. Moral problems may include euthanasia/assisted suicide, capital punishment, war, hunger and homelessness, global resource inequality, animal rights, the free rider problem, the environment and future generations, racial and gender injustice, sexual and reproductive autonomy, exploitation, or personal and social responsibility.
Instructor: Ted Barnes,

PSCI C180 - American Government (3.0 Credits/SH)
An introduction to the principles and problems of government, with particular attention to the American political system at all levels. Emphasis is on the human factor in politics and the realities of government at work.
Instructor: Mike Najera,

PSYC C100 - Introduction to Psychology (3.0 Credits/SH)
Fundamentals of human psychology. Using a scientific approach to the study of human behavior, this course examines and integrates physiological, intrapsychic, and social/behavioral perspectives on human thought and behavior. Major units include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, motivation, learning and memory, maturation and development, personality, and social psychology.
Instructor: Ted Barnes,

PSYC C116 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 Credits/SH)
Examination of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes the biological, psychological, and socio¬cultural aspects of the maturation process.
Instructor: Darlene Wooten,

SOC C110 - Introduction to Marriage and Family (3.0 Credits/SH)
A study of the family as a social institution. Examines the process of family development including dating, courtship, engagement, mate selection, marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Crises and challenges facing families today will be examined from a sociological perspective.
Instructor: Peter Aguilera,

SPAN C180A - Elementary Spanish 1A (2.5 Credits/SH)
This course is designed to develop the student’s fundamental ability to both comprehend and converse in daily spoken Spanish. Early reading and writing skills are introduced as well as customs and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Advisory: Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or better should enroll in SPAN C185.
Instructor: Patricia Candelaria,

SPAN C180B - Elementary Spanish 1B (2.5 Credits/SH)
This course reviews and expands the student’s ability to comprehend and converse in daily spoken Spanish. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing. An introduction to Hispanic culture is continued. Prerequisite: SPAN C180A with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish with a grade of “C” or better should enroll in SPAN C185.
Instructor: Patricia Candelaria,